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New PLAZA Large-Format Acoustic Panels Launched by Hunter Douglas Ceiling & Wall Products, Exclusively from CertainTeed

New Metal Ceiling Panels are Easy on the Ears, Easy on the Eyes and Easy on the Installer

Malvern, Pa. (August 2019) – When specifying large-format metal ceiling panels for expansive commercial installations, designers are often forced to choose between acoustics and aesthetics. In order to achieve a monolithic look, acoustics and ease of installation have traditionally been sacrificed. When acoustics or installation speed become the primary focus, aesthetics have taken a back seat to convenience. This all changes with the launch of PLAZA Large-Format Acoustic Panels by Hunter Douglas Ceiling & Wall Products, exclusively from CertainTeed.

The latest addition to an innovative line of metal ceilings from Hunter Douglas Ceiling & Wall Products, PLAZA allows designers and installers to go big, go flat, go quiet and go easy. Featuring an ideal combination of lightweight strength, a monolithic look and speed of installation, PLAZA changes the rules of metal ceilings in a BIG way. The large-format metal panels feature lightweight perforated aluminum construction and an innovative honeycomb core, helping them stay ultra-flat over time. A variety of sizes up to 4’x10’ simplifies installation while micro perforation achieves best-in-class acoustic performance (NRC 0.80).

“Installers are always looking for products that make their jobs more efficient, while providing design stakeholders with visually appealing options,” explained Steven Udolph, national sales manager, Hunter Douglas Ceiling & Wall Products. “PLAZA delivers the metal look designers want, and is easy and efficient for contractors to install.”

Much of the installation efficiency of PLAZA can be attributed to CertainTeed’s drywall grid and torsion spring suspension system. This superior suspension system offers heavy duty load-bearing capabilities.

Learn more about PLAZA at To request a sample or discuss how these large-format acoustic panels can enhance your project, please contact your local Hunter Douglas Ceiling & Wall Products representative or call customer service at 1-800-233-8990. Hunter Douglas Ceiling & Wall Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of CertainTeed.

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,900 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.9 billion in 2018.